Dog attacks scare postal workers away from hardscrabble coastal Georgia trailer park

By late last year, the defacement of mailboxes at Transvilla Mobile Home Park had already become a growing concern for the Brunswick branch of the U.S. Post Office.

Then the last straw came in December. That’s when one of the office’s postal carriers was severely bitten by an aggressive dog while delivering mail inside the mobile home park, located off Emmanuel Farm Road in Glynn County.

Mail has not been delivered to the hardscrabble community of 76 mobile homes since.

Orlene Garcia, supervisor of customer services at the post office, sympathizes with the plight of Transvilla residents. But she said the prevalence of loose dogs in the mobile home park makes it unsafe for her mail carriers.

The mail carrier who was bitten remains off duty, nursing a torn ligament from the attack.

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